in cooperation with the Italian Embassy
Films are screened at the Cine Studio theatre, at the University of Nicosia(INTERCOLLEGE) at
21:00, except Sundays at 20:00
A Lonely Hero
L' intrepido
Gianni Amelio (ITALY 2013, 104΄)
Antonio Albanese, Livia Rossi, Gabriele Rendina, Alfonso Santagata, Sandra Ceccarelli
Antonio lives in Milan, but does not have a steady job. His specialty is to replace other
workers for a short time, since he likes to pretend to be someone else. But Antonio soon
realizes he must do something more concrete in his life, and so devotes to his son, a
young musician, who often fears of performing in concert
Black Souls
Anime Nere
Francesco Munzi (ITALY 2014, 103΄)
Marco Leonardi, Peppino Mazzotta, Fabrizio Ferracane
In a place where blood ties and vendetta still hold sway, this tale of a
Calabrian criminal family unfolds. The story starts in Holland and takes us
to Milan, before finally arriving in Calabria among the peaks of Aspromonte
where it all began, and where it will all end.
Anime Nere is the story of three brothers – the sons of shepherds with ties
to the ‘ndrangheta – and their divided souls. Luigi, the youngest, is an
international drug dealer. Rocco, Milanese by adoption, is to all
appearances a middle-class businessman, thanks to his cousin’s ill-gotten
gains. Luciano, the eldest, harbours a pathological fantasy of pre-industrial
Calabria and engages in lonely, melancholy dialogue with the dead. His
twenty-year-old son Leo belongs to the lost generation, who have no
identity. The only thing Leo has inherited from his ancestors is resentment
and for him, the future is a train that has already left the station. After a
trivial argument, he carries out an act of intimidation against a bar
protected by a rival clan. Anywhere else, it would have been dismissed as
nothing more than youthful foolishness. But not in Calabria, and especially
not in Aspromonte. Instead, it is the spark that lights the fire. For Luciano,
it is a return to the drama many years after the murder of his father. In a
dimension suspended between the distant past and modern life, the
characters are driven towards the archetypes of tragedy.
FRIDAY 21/10,SUNDAY 30/10
Wondrous Boccaccio
Maraviglioso Boccaccio
Paolo Taviani, Vittorio Taviani (ITALY 2015, 120΄)
Lello Arena, Paola Cortellesi, Carolina Crescentini
Florence, Thirteenth Century. The "Black Death" is spreading. Ten kids (three boys and
seven girls) decide to escape and to seek shelter in the countryside, away from the
horrible consequences of the plague. In order to kill time, each kid tells a particular
story, but no matter how different their stories may be, they all have one aspect in
common: love. A love that will help the characters cope with the numerous uncertainties
of a very arduous age.
SUNDAY23/10,FRIDAY 28/10
Mia Madre
Η μητέρα μου
Nanni Moretti (ITALY 2015, 106΄)
Margherita Buy, John Turturro, Giulia Lazzarini
These are hard days for Margherita, who is going through a very difficult period in her
life. On a professional level first, the middle-aged film director, has started wondering
whether the committed movies she has been making are really an actual reflection of the
world she lives in ; on top of this, she is in conflict not only with her crew but also, and
primarily, with Barry Huggins, a well-known American actor of Italian origin, who
proves awfully bad and uncontrollable. On the personal level, things do not get any
better - it could even be said they are worse. Margherita has just left her life partner and
she has become unable to relate to her teenage daughter. As for her mother, she is now
seriously ill and her doctor tries to prepare her brother and her for the worst. Which is
unacceptable to the weakened woman who can find salvation only in denial of reality.
Will she manage to face up to the facts and to come to terms with herself?
The Move of The Penguin(La mossa del Pinguino)
Claudio Amendola (ITALY 2013, 90΄)
Edoardo Leo, Ennio Fantastichini, Antonello Fassari, Ricky Memphis, Francesca Inaudi
Two precarious workers, a pensioner and an old bully discover the sport of curling by
chance and convinced of their potential they plan to compete at the 2006 Winter
Olympics held in Turin, in which Italy automatically has a qualified team being the host
Stay Away From me
Stai lontana da me
Alessio Maria Federici (ITALY 2013, 82΄)
Enrico Brignano, Ambra Angiolini, Anna Galiena, Giampaolo Morelli, Giorgio Colangeli
Jacopo is one of Italy’s most successful marriage counsellors, and a curse for the women
who date him. No matter how careful they are, or what Jacopo tries, each woman he gets
serious with ends up seriously in a gruesome and hilarious fashion. Swearing off women,
he finds satisfaction in his work – that is, until Sara arrives in his life. Falling madly in
love, Jacopo does his best to ignore the mounting signs that the curse is back and worse
than ever – as Sara falls into a series of more dangerous, hilarious slapstick situations.
Will their love last?